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ESOL Placement (For International Students who are non-native speakers of English)

International students who do not meet the minimum scores listed below cannot schedule a UL Lafayette ESOL or English course.  Placement is based on TOEFL, IELTS, ACT or SAT scores. Students who successfully complete the Intensive English Program (IEP) level 6 should schedule ESOL 101.


Minimum scores for placement into ESOL 101: Introduction to Academic Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English

SAT - evidence-based reading and writing 500
TOEFL (internet/IBT) 70
TOEFL (paper/ITP) 523
TOEFL (computer) 193
ACT in English 18


After successful completion of ESOL 101, students may register for ESOL 102; however, they cannot be given credit for ESOL 101 based on TOEFL or IELTS scores. 

Contact Denise Marceaux, ESOL Coordinator, for more information at 337-482-6811 or

Fabrice Leroy, Le Bouquin de la bande dessinée

Professor Fabrice Leroy contributed two lengthy chapters to Le Bouquin de la bande dessinée: Dictionnaire esthétique et thématique, edited by Thierry Groensteen, the leading French expert on comics and graphic novels. Published by Robert Laffont Editions in Paris in collaboration with the Cité Internationale de la Bande Dessinée et de l'Image, this 928-page reference work contains in-depth essays from over 40 international scholars who examined a variety of comics-related notions, including historical movements, publishing trends, subgenres, aesthetic and formal devices, themes, and correlations with cultural history. Each entry of this volume is illustrated by an original drawing from renowned French cartoonist Lewis Trondheim. This publication is a flagship event of the French Ministry of Culture’s “Année de la Bande Dessinée,” which coordinates various museum and library exhibitions, as well as festivals across France, in a celebration of comics as an art form (January 2020-June 2021). Fabrice Leroy’s contributions to this volume are devoted to detective fiction (“Polar”) and to the depiction of everyday life in graphic novels (“Quotidien”).